According to news reports, several people died, dozens of families had to evacuate their homes, and the number of people seeking medical attention for respiratory and allergy problems dramatically increased as a result of the fires. Thousands of soldiers were deployed to help battle the fires. Cooler weather and firefighting efforts brought many fires under control by August 31.
The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides twice-daily images of the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/subsets/?AERONET_Blida western and rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/subsets/?AERONET_Lampedusa eastern Algerian coastline in additional resolutions.
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